Role description

For one of our clients in Belgium, we are looking for a Senior PSA level 1 Engineer to support multiple nuclear projects. The role is to be based in Brussels for an initial 1-year contract with possible extensions.


  • Coach engineers to perform probabilistic safety assessment in order to meet a.o. the regulatory requirements regarding the development of Seismic and Spent Fuel Pool PSA level 1 (main references: EPRI 3002000709, the EPRI 1025294 and the EPRI 3002005289 for SPSA; EPRI 3002002691). Coordinate the activity between the different stakeholders (fragility computations, system analyses,…)
  • Coach engineers to update the existing internal events models for all Belgian nuclear units (using Risk Spectrum PSA), taking into account:
    • Current status of the plant (experience feedback for the development of operating profiles, operating procedures, plant modifications, etc.).
    • The State of the Art.
  • Evaluation of the existing PSA level 1 models to evaluate their adequacy  to  perform PSA application
  • Support to the Operator in the use of these models for various applications (assessment of plant modification, decision-making process, optimizing the training programs of operators, etc.).
  • Contacts, presentation and / or justification of studies with Safety Authorities.

Essential skills

  • You have a master degree in Engineering. A Master in Nuclear Science constitutes a further asset
  • You have at least 15 years of professional experience in PSA level 1 techniques in nuclear energy
  • You have a good knowledge of RiskSpectrum PSA software
  • An experience in performing Seismic and/or Spent Fuel Pool PSA is an asset
  • You have inquiring and critical mind, you are dynamic, rigorous and  pragmatic
  • You have good knowledge of English. Willing to learn French and/or Dutch is an asset.
  • Knowledge of computer Languages (e.g. Visual Basic) is an asset
  • You are a team player
  • You are able to work autonomously
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Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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